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Betta apollon Schindler & Schmidt, 2006
Accepted name
Check Catalog of Fishes: Genus: Betta; Species: apollon; Original reference
  Current accepted name :   
Yes
  Status details:   
senior synonym, original combination
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  Etymology of Generic name : 
 
Malay/Javanese origin. Bleeker (1850, 1858) indicates Ikan Wadder Bettah as the local name of Betta trifasciata Bleeker, 1849 (now Betta picta, Valenciennes, 1846) in the Ambarawa Javanese dialect. Ikan Wader is a common Javanese name for smaller freshwater fishes, especially cyprinids (already used in Old Javanese). See Blust, R. & Trussel, S. Austronesian Comparative Dictionary. Web Edition (https://www.trussel2.com/acd/).
Etymology of specific name : 
 
Named for Apollo, the mythological Greek god of (among others) music, poetry, medicine and archery and which also refers to handsome young man; an allusion to the beautiful appearance of this species.
  Status in Catalogue of Life:   
Accepted name
 
 


  Check Catalog of Fishes: Genus: Betta; Species: apollon; Original reference
  Current accepted name :  
Yes
  Status details :  
senior synonym, original combination
  Status ref. :   
  Comment :   
  Status in Catalogue of Life:   
Accepted name
 


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